2015 Coaches (alphabetical to date).

Rick Brocato

Currently the varsity head coach at St. Paul’s School (SP) in Baltimore, Maryland, Rick Brocato is one of the most decorated coaches in the mid-Atlantic. He began his coaching career in 1986 and is entering his 29th year (24 total at St. Paul’s) behind the whistle. Brocato started his coaching career as a varsity assistant at St. Paul’s where he helped the team to an MSA Championship in both 1991 and 1992. Now, after 16 years as a head coach at SP, Brocato has guided the Crusaders to an overall record of 208 wins and 96 losses to date. His teams’ accomplishments include seven final 4 appearances, four division titles, reaching the MIAA finals in 1996, 1998, and 2014, and winning an MIAA Championship in 2010. Brocato was recognized as All-Metro Coach-of-the-Year in 1996, 1998, and 2010, and was named US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter Coach-of-the-Year in 2010.

In addition to his years coaching at SP, Brocato was the head coach of the South team in what was then the annual USILA High School North-South Senior Game in 1996. He was also an assistant coach at Kent Denver School in Colorado when they won the State Championship in 2001, an assistant coach at Boys’ Latin School in 2002 when the Lakers won the MIAA Championship, and he was the head coach of the South Team that won the Under Armour Senior All-America tournament in 2011. Recently, he was selected as an evaluator for the 2016USA U-19 Men’s team.

Jeff Bryan

Jeff grew up in Niskayuna, New York and graduated from Niskayuna High School in 2000, where he was a team captain and all-American. After Niskayuna, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he helped his team to two NCAA tournament appearances. At West Point, Jeff was a four-year letterman, two-time all-American, and served as the 2004 team co-captain. He holds Army’s single season assist record (45) and ranks third at Army in career assists (114). Upon graduation, the Boston Cannons selected Jeff as the 15th overall pick in the 2004 MLL draft.

Following West Point, Jeff served as an officer in the U.S. Army for five years, to include two 12-month deployments to Iraq. During his first tour, in 2006, Jeff led his platoon on daily patrols northwest of Baghdad to protect the Iraqi populace. During his second tour, in 2008, Jeff served in southern Baghdad and was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key leaders to advance reconciliation and reconstruction initiatives. After his military service, Jeff earned a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and subsequently served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.

Jeff is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the Quiet Leadership Institute (QLI), an organization co-founded by Susan Cain, the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet. The mission of the QLI is to enhance organizational performance through the understanding and empowerment of introverts. In addition to his duties with the QLI, Jeff also serves as the Westfield High School (VA) offensive assistant lacrosse coach.

Ned Crotty

Ned grew up in New Vernon, NJ and graduated from Delbarton in 2005. While at Delbarton, Ned played four years of varsity hockey, winning the State Championship in 2002, and played three years of varsity lacrosse, winning State Championships in ’03, ’04 and ’05. Following Delbarton he went on to play lacrosse at Duke University where he was a 3x All-American, once at Midfield and twice at Attack. Ned was a 2x Captain, 3x All-ACC, 2009 ACC player of the year and 2009 USILA’s Lt. Col. J.I. Award for national attackman of the year.  He played in 4 Final Fours, 2 National Championships and was on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, the first ever for Duke Lacrosse. He was a 2x-Tewaaraton Finalist and won the Tewaaraton Trophy as the national player of the year in 2010. Ned set the single season assist record at Duke in 2010 with 63 and is second all time in assists at Duke with 147.

Following Duke, Ned was picked first overall in the MLL draft by the Chicago Machine and was the only collegiate player to play with Team USA in the 2010 World Games when they won the Gold Medal in Manchester, England. He has twice been named to the All-MLL Team and was a co-winner of the MLL scoring title in 2011 with Paul Rabil. Ned played 3 seasons in the NLL and is in his 5th MLL season, playing his first season with the New York Lizards after spending the previous 3 season with the Rochester Rattlers.

Ned recently competed for Team USA in the 2014 World Games, held in Denver, CO.

Callie Gates

Callie grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ and graduated from Ridge High school in 2004. While at Ridge High School, Callie played four years of varsity lacrosse, which included multiple County Championships and several All-County/State accolades. After graduating from Ridge High, she went on to play four years of varsity lacrosse at Gettysburg College where she was named a first team Defensive All-American two years in a row. In her 4 years, Callie also made 4 NCAA tournament appearances which resulted in 3 Final Fours and 1 National Championship. During the National Championship season, Callie was named to the NCAA Division III All-Championship/Tournament Team while also garnering All-Centennial Conference honors. In 2008, during the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game, Callie was recognized as one of the most tenacious defenders on the field due to her ability to challenge attackers 1-on-1 with great stick skills and speed around the crease.

Following her career at Gettysburg, Callie moved to NYC to start a career in Ad Sales while occasionally playing club lacrosse at Columbia University. Callie was surrounded by sports growing up and it was this exposure that helped her understand the impact sports can have on a young person’s life. She has taught at multiple youth camps and enjoys watching her campers grow to become stars through her leadership and guidance. It is Callie’s deep passion for lacrosse and her love of working with kids that has brought her to the FogLax family.

Casey Glick

Casey Glick is a graduate of Heathwood Hall Episcopal High School in Columbia, SC and has committed to play lacrosse next year at Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee. Casey has served as a Team Captain for Southern Crosse Women’s Lacrosse Club, based out of Columbia, SC, and was selected to play with XTEAM (a National Lacrosse Club based out of New York) in 2013. Also in 2013 Casey was selected to represent the state of South Carolina in the National Lacrosse Tournament in Lehigh, PA. She was also invited to the T300 Lacrosse Showcase which highlights athletes from the southern states in a recruiting combine, in May 2013 and 2014.

She has been a member of the Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey Club, and competed in the Disney Field Hockey Showcase, February 2011, 2012, and 2014. Casey also represented her field hockey team in the US Field Hockey National Qualifiers, held at the Olympic training site in Virginia Beach, VA in 2012 and 2013.

She is the recipient of the 2014 United States Military Academy Leadership Award, serves as the VP of the National Honor Society and a Science Club Officer, and is a member of our Academic Honor Roll.

On campus, Casey has been a member of the Lady Highlander Varsity Basketball team for two seasons, as well as the Highlander Track & Field team. She serves as the member for the Heathwood Hall Varsity Boys Lacrosse team, and volunteers for the Young Guns Lacrosse Tournament held at Heathwood each year in March. She volunteered as a coach for a girls lacrosse camp at Heathwood, as well as Spring Valley HS.

With two brothers who are both lacrosse players, and a father who has played the game and now coaches, lacrosse has been an integral part of her life, which makes FOGLAX the perfect fit for her. FOGLAX represents what Casey has always known, the game of lacrosse is just part of a well rounded life. Her love of the beach, leadership and family are supported by the FOGLAX vision, and will further impact her holistic development.

JC Glick

Coach J.C. Glick has been coaching lacrosse at the youth, high school, collegiate and post-collegiate level since 2005 in Rhode Island, Maryland and South Carolina. JC has served as a head coach for the Freshman/Sophomore Lacrosse Team at DeMatha Catholic School in Hyattsville, MD, and the youth club team, Tri-City Lacrosse in Crofton, MD. Most recently he has coached South Carolina club and high school varsity teams, and the University of South Carolina Men’s Lacrosse Team, and in the last four years has led teams to three state championship appearances, one state title and two SELC appearances.

Coach Glick graduated in 1995 from the University of Rhode Island where he played defense and midfield for the Rams. Coach Glick was able to continue to play in Rhode Island and Maryland at the Masters Level, and in the summer of 2010 had the honor of serving as the co-captain and coach of the U.S. Armed Forces Lacrosse Team-Iraq in Baghdad. He helped lead the team to defeat the U.S. Embassy Lacrosse team in the first game ever to be played in that country. JC now enjoys playing and coaching in Columbia, South Carolina with his family: Casey, who will be a freshman attacker playing next year at Rhodes College; Corbett, a rising sophomore varsity midfielder for Heathwood Hall Episcopal School; Steve, a U13 midfielder; and Gretchen, his wife of 20 years who keeps them all straight. Coach Glick recently retired from 20 years on active duty as a U.S. Army Officer with multiple combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan with the Ranger Regiment and the Asymmetric Warfare Group.
a combat veteran of multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the father of three multi-sport athletes, JC loves that FOGLAX incorporates a holistic view of lacrosse with other aspects of life. The vision that FOGLAX can integrate elite level lacrosse instruction with the fun and joy the game is supposed to bring. The focus is on developing as a player and a person, not as a future college athlete. This perspective is what will keep competitive lacrosse as it was originally intended – a game the produced responsible citizens for a community.

Matt Hanna

Matt Hanna has spent his life surrounded by sports. The son of a football and lacrosse coach, Matt learned the impact sports can have on a young person’s life first hand, and now passes it along to members of Next One Up, a non-profit that Hanna Founded and holds the position of Executive Director.

Next One Up pushes boys in Baltimore City to embrace sports as a vehicle for change. When synced with academic performance, community service and leadership development, Next One Up is redefining the meaning of “student-athlete,” as these young men prepare for life beyond the playing field.

Hanna was inspired through his years of teaching in Baltimore City at Cristo Rey High School. He started the Cristo Rey Lacrosse Program which is the focus of the documentary titled, “Chasing The Win.”

Click HERE to watch the film!

Matt Hanna captained The Johns Hopkins lacrosse team and was an All Star in the MLL, playing for the Denver Outlaws. Matt resides in Towson, MD, is married to Maryland lacrosse player, Tori Hanna and has 3 children Wells 4yo, Hurley 2yo and Duke 9mo.

Jim Stagnitta

A player and later an assistant coach during the heyday of the University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse program in the 1980s, Jim Stagnitta returned to the program in July 2014 as an assistant coach and recently completed his first season back with the Quakers. Penn went 6-7 overall in Coach Stagnitta’s first season and finished with a 3-3 Ivy League mark including a win over NCAA Championship participant Brown. Three Penn players earned All-Ivy honors.

As a student-athlete at Penn, Stagnitta was a three-year letterwinner while earning a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984. He helped lead the Quakers to Ivy League titles and NCAA Championship appearances in both his junior and senior seasons. After that, Stagnitta began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the Quakers, helping lead them to a pair of NCAA Championship berths including a trip to the semifinals in 1988.

Overall, Stagnitta brings 28 years of experience to the coaching staff, and he has a proven record of success at the highest levels of lacrosse. As a head coach, he holds a career professional and amateur record of 226-136 (.624), and has guided teams to seven NCAA and two Major League Lacrosse (MLL) playoff appearances.

Stagnitta returned to his alma mater after spending the 2014 season as the head coach at nearby Arcadia University. The Knights posted an overall 6-8 in Stagnitta’s first season at Arcadia, setting a school record for wins in a season, and finished just one game out of a Freedom Conference Tournament berth.

Prior to arriving at Arcadia, Stagnitta spent two seasons leading the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) to two first-place finishes in the regular season with a combined 26-4 record. Denver went 11-3 and advanced to the MLL championship game in 2012 while establishing five team records, including wins and a single-season MLL record 229 goals. Stagnitta was named the MLL Coach of the Year after the Outlaws had another record-setting season in 2013, going 14-0 during the regular season before being upset in the MLL semifinals.

Stagnitta’s previous collegiate coaching stop was at Rutgers University, where he led the Scarlet Knights to 58 victories in 10 seasons — placing him fifth on the program’s career victories list — and back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2003 and 2004. Stagnitta was named U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Coach of the Year in 2003 after engineering the biggest turnaround in Division I lacrosse history, leading Rutgers to a 10-5 record after the team went 2-12 in his first season.

Stagnitta’s first head coaching position was at NCAA Division III Washington and Lee University, where he has more wins than any coach in the program’s history. In 12 seasons there, he guided the Generals to a record of 136-42 that included 12 consecutive top-10 national rankings, six conference championships, and five appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Additionally, Stagnitta is the owner and operator of MVP Lacrosse, one of the largest lacrosse camp programs in the country with more than 4,000 athletes attending each year nationwide. From 2001 to 2004, he served as president of the USILA.

Chris Woods

Chris grew up on athletic fields and in ice rinks all over New England and beyond. Raised in Wilton, CT, Chris captained the soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams at WHS, and won a handful of state championships and individual honors in the process. He chose to continue his lacrosse career at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he garnered four varsity letters, Patriot League team honors, and captained the Black Knights his senior year helping lead them to the NCAA tournament.

Following graduation Chris spent five and a half years serving as a combat engineer, leading soldiers both stateside and abroad, in combat zones and through training exercises. Leadership, mentorship, and friendship are near and dear to Chris’ heart, and what he hopes to help instill in the players in the FogLax family. Team sports are such a wonderful experience if done right, and are truly a microcosm of life as we know it: play fair, be a good teammate, and have fun.

Chris’ wife Jackie was an All-American lacrosse player and captained the Penn State women’s team. They reside in Fairfield, CT, with their 1 y/o son, Wesley, and their dog, Hudson. In his free time, Chris is passionate about giving back to our nations veterans, as well as to those less fortunate. He and his wife volunteer regularly for the Adaptive Sports Foundation, teaching the cognitively and physically disabled to ski and snowboard. Chris also spearheaded the military internship (MINT) program for separating veterans at Blackstone, where he currently works. He is honored to contribute advisory/board work for the Next One Up Foundation.

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